7 Reasons to Hire IT Support Services for Your Business

24 May 2021

What is IT support and how can it benefit you? Since you are reading this, odds are you’re an owner of a small or medium business. If that’s the case, then I’m sure you’ve been told to hire IT support services for your company at least once. However, if you have not taken this advice […]

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Computer Security, Lockdown Working & Returning To The Office

20 May 2021

Don’t let lockdown, or returning to the office, impact your security   The following is taken from an Illuminate presentation on cyber threats, computer security and how best to protect your business. If you’re interested in seeing how your current computer systems face up to today’s digital threats, get in touch, our team’s priority is […]

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Is Your Business Prepared For The ‘New Normal’ of working?

21 April 2021

Is Your Business Prepared For The ‘New Normal’ of working?   Did COVID-19 highlight some much-needed improvements in your IT?   We are all slowly returning to work, but everyone has agreed that things have changed, and the buzzword of the recent few months has been the ‘new normal’. This change in the way we […]

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2021 Cyber Security Trends Your Business Should Keep In Mind

22 February 2021

2021 Cyber Security Trends Your Business Should Keep In Mind   Remote working, advancements in technology, and learning new tricks, the cybersecurity landscape continues to change, so businesses need to keep up! Illuminate has compiled a list and some of the latest trends and threats to look out for in 2021 to protect personal data, […]

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8 Tips On How To Keep Your Data Safe Online

05 February 2021

8 Tips On How To Keep Your Data Safe Online Get in touch to stay online!   Keeping your business and your private data online safe is something we prioritise at Illuminate. With cutting edge software, training from experts and ongoing support, we can help businesses of any size stay secure and minimise the risk […]

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Teams or Zoom:
 Does it have to be a choice?

09 July 2020

The uptake in Zoom since the start of the pandemic has been phenomenal. Clever marketing and a useful product that’s free. What’s not to like? Teams offers a huge raft of collaboration which will benefit any organisation immensely, especially if remote working continues for quite some time.

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126 Million Covid-19 Phishing Scams in One Week

20 May 2020

As far back as 17 April, Google reported that they had blocked 18 million Covid-19 phishing emails in one day. Phishing is still the most popular form of attack, with ransomware coming a close second. These two threats are what keep most IT Departments awake at night.

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Pivot, adapt, but also be careful…

31 March 2020

Moving to the new ‘normal’ what is the new normal, will your business ever be the same again? Do you know of all the tools available? Are you also aware of the risks to your business?

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Together we are Changing the World; One Business at a Time

10 June 2019

My gratitude has led me to reflect on the experiences of international businesswomen. From young girls determined to get an education, to female entrepreneurs that against the odds start a business to make the lives of their communities better, the good work that Illuminate delivers in Edinburgh will positively impact the lives of others across the world.

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Voucher Scheme for SMEs

17 February 2019

On 7 November 2018 The Scottish Government made £500,000 available under the National Cyber Security Programme for a voucher scheme to support small and medium-sized private and third sector organisations in Scotland to achieve the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) endorsed Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certificate.

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Cyberattack Article

17 February 2019

“Cyberattacks show no sign of slowing down this year, according to a Wednesday report from Positive Technologies. Q2 2018 saw a 47% increase in cyberattacks over Q2 2017, with targeted attacks outnumbering mass campaigns as cybercriminals grow more sophisticated. Most cases involved targeted attacks on companies and their clients, as well as cryptocurrency exchanges, the report found.”

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Welcome from the Information Commissioner

07 September 2018

“Across the world people have woken up to the importance of personal data and how it’s used. Personal data has become the currency by which society does business, but advances in technology should not mean organisations racing ahead of people’s rights – individuals should be the ones in control.”

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30 July 2018

Congratulations to Kerr for achieving CyberEssentials Advanced training certification. Watch this space for the roll out of our CyberEssentials packages soon!

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Small Business Interview

20 February 2018

Amanda founded Illuminate to give SME’s a fully customised IT experience and the business has been providing local businesses across Edinburgh with reliable, expert and bespoke IT solutions for over 10 years now.

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